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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Marsh, Warne Marion

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Blues; Jazz. 1278 words.

Marsh, Warne Marion (26 October 1927–18 December 1987), jazz tenor saxophonist, was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Oliver T. Marsh, a cinematographer for MGM, and a violinist...

Smith, Jabbo

Jack Sohmer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz. 1631 words.

Smith, Jabbo (24 December 1908–16 January 1991), jazz trumpeter, trombonist, and singer, was born Cladys Smith in Pembroke, Georgia, and was given his unusual name to complement that of an...